Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland
To limit the right to Irish citizenship by birth
LocationRepublic of Ireland Ireland
Date11 June 2004 (2004-06-11)
Results
Votes%
Yes1,427,52079.17%
No375,69520.83%
Valid votes1,803,21598.89%
Invalid or blank votes20,2191.11%
Total votes1,823,434100.00%
Registered voters/turnout3,041,68859.95%

The Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Act 2004 (previously bill no. 15 of 2004) amended the Constitution of Ireland to limit the constitutional right to Irish citizenship of individuals born on the island of Ireland to the children of Irish citizens.[1] It was approved by referendum on 11 June 2004 and signed into law on 24 June of the same year.[2] It affected in part changes made to the Constitution by the Nineteenth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland which was passed as part of the Good Friday Agreement.[3]

Changes to the text

Insertion of new Article 9.2:

1º Notwithstanding any other provision of this Constitution, a person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, who does not have, at the time of the birth of that person, at least one parent who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen is not entitled to Irish citizenship or nationality, unless provided for by law.

2º This section shall not apply to persons born before the date of the enactment of this section

Previous Article 9.2 renumbered as Article 9.3.